Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)A
form that you must sign if you are receiving healthcare items or
services that Medicare does not or may not cover. By signing an Advance
Beneficiary Notice (ABN), you certify that you will be paying for the
action of advocating, pleading for, or supporting a cause or proposal. A
health advocate works on a patient’s behalf, using his or her own
health-care expertise to promote the best interests of patients in
settings everywhere from the doctor’s office to the Senate floor.
Health Information Management Association. The professional membership
organization for managers of health record services and healthcare
information systems as well as coding services, provides accreditation,
certification, and educational services.
Authorization for the release of information formA
form to obtain copies of information on your health care including, but
not limited to, treatment records such as progress notes, laboratory
results, history and physical reports, operative reports, and discharge
summary reports. You will need to complete the form and return it to the
facility as directed. Most facilities do charge for copies. The fee can
only include the cost of copying (including supplies and labor), as
well as postage if you request the copy to be mailed. It can take up to
60 days to receive your medical records, so ask when you can expect to
receive the information you requested.
Authorization FormsCopies of consents for admission, treatment, surgery, and release of information.